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Books on the Radar

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013 @ 1:29:57 pm

One thing that is hard to keep up with are the thousands of youth titles that are published every year. But, it's important to stay current and relevant. So, we're listing some very good, recently published titles that you might want to pick up and check out. Here are 5 that just might knock your socks off! Click on the links below to see the book covers!

Son by Lois Lowry--That's right! Lowry has finally provided the "satisfying" ending that we've all been waiting for since the publication of The Giver.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle/Hope Larson---“It was a dark and stormy night…..” Who doesn't remember that classic first line in this classic tale of good vs. evil? Meg Murry, Charles Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe go in search of the Murrys’ father, a government scientist, who has mysteriously disappeared after working on a project called a Tesseract. First published in 1962, a recipient of the 1963 Newbery Medal, this book has impacted lives the world over. And, still is impacting them today in an amazingly well-done, award-winning, graphic novel format!

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons---A nonfiction piece that covers the lifespan of the ladybug. You're bound to learn something you didn't know. And, Gibbons has provided a work that is packed with her trademark illustrations ONLY this time you won't be overwhelmed with information overload. So, this one is safe to share with even your youngest readers!

More by I.C. Springman---A picture book that is perfect for the earliest of readers and a GREAT way to talk about consumerism/need/sustainability with the youngest readers. A magpie who can't stop collecting items gets a little help from his friend, Mouse, when it all becomes too much.

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